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Telicity, Change, and StateA Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure$
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Violeta Demonte and Louise McNally

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199693498

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.001.0001

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The syntax and semantics of inchoatives as directed motion: The case of Korean *

The syntax and semantics of inchoatives as directed motion: The case of Korean *

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(p.212) 9 The syntax and semantics of inchoatives as directed motion: The case of Korean*
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Telicity, Change, and State
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Dongsik Lim

Maria‐Luisa Zubizarreta

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.003.0009

This chapter investigates Korean aspectual auxiliary -eci “become” in terms of the directed motion construction. First it discusses cases where -eci combines with adjectives and derives deadjectival inchoatives, and claim that -eci deadjectival inchoatives contain semantic components of comparatives. This chapter argues that -eci is a spellout of the verbal head v of the directed motion construction, which takes a gradable adjective with a component of comparative as its path argument. This chapter shows that our analysis can account for various characteristics of -eci deadjectival inchoatives, including their parallel behaviour with directed motion constructions headed by -ka/-o ‘come/go’, and their variable telicity. This chapter extends our analysis to cases in which -eci combines with verbal predicates, thus proposing an unified analysis of -eci in terms of directed motion. Finally, the chapter discusses recent analysis of Spanish inchoative se as a case of directed motion, compare it to Korean inchoative -eci, and point to some cross-linguistic differences that still remain to be elucidated.

Keywords:   -eci, directed motion construction, measure phrase, comparative construction, gradable adjective, verb of change of state, verb of creation, verb of transfer, verb of change of location, Spanish se

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